Casimir effect


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Casimir effect

[′kaz·ə‚mir i‚fekt]
(quantum mechanics)
An attractive force between two parallel, conducting plates in empty space that arises from zero-point quantum fluctuations of the vacuum electromagnetic field and is proportional to 1/ d 4, where d is the plate separation.
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The Casimir effect [8] is measured when two parallel conducting plates are attracted due to vacuum fluctuations.
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In order to validate the model, the results are compared with those presented in the literature for DC dynamic pullin case in which the Casimir effect has been taken into account [8].
The 68 papers in the proceedings cover calculating and measuring Casimir forces, thermal Casimir effects, Casimir forces for real materials, Casimir-Polder forces, the dynamical Casimir effect, critical Casimir forces, gravitational effects, heat kernels and spectral determinants,energy densities, solitons and nanotubes, the Schwinger effect and quantum electrodynamics, and field theory in backgrounds.
Casimir effect is an effect in which two metallic plates that are located in quantum vacuum attract each other.
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In [1] the Casimir effect was used as a tool for illustrating the effects of vacuum fluctuations.